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U. S. Air Force personnel, from the 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron (CES) assigned to Tactical Air Command (TAC) 9th Air Force, use heavy equipment to clear fallen trees near a small building during post-Hurricane Elloise cleanup operations. The 823rd CES is a Rapid Engineering Deployable Heavy Operations Squadron, Engineer (Red Horse)

U. S. Air Force personnel, from the 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron (CES) assigned to Tactical Air Command (TAC) 9th Air Force, use backbone and heavy equipment to clear fallen trees during post-Hurricane Elloise cleanup operations. The 823rd CES is a Rapid Engineering Deployable Heavy Operations Squadron, Engineer (Red Horse)

A member of the 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron (CES) assigned to Tactical Air Command (TAC) 9th Air Force, drives a piece of heavy equipment to clear fallen trees and debris near a small building during post-Hurricane Elloise cleanup operations. The 823rd CES is a Rapid Engineering Deployable Heavy Operations Squadron, Engineer (Red Horse)

U. S. Air Force personnel, from the 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron (CES) assigned to Tactical Air Command (TAC) 9th Air Force, use heavy equipment to clear fallen trees near a small building during post-Hurricane Elloise cleanup operations. The 823rd CES is a Rapid Engineering Deployable Heavy Operations Squadron, Engineer (Red Horse)

U. S. Air Force personnel, from the 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron (CES) assigned to Tactical Air Command (TAC) 9th Air Force, use heavy equipment to clear fallen trees near a small building during post-Hurricane Elloise cleanup operations. The 823rd CES is a Rapid Engineering Deployable Heavy Operations Squadron, Engineer (Red Horse)

U. S. Air Force personnel, from the 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron (CES) assigned to Tactical Air command (TAC) 9th Air Force, employ a jeep and heavy equipment during post-Hurricane Elloise cleanup operations. The 823rd CES is a Rapid Engineering Deployable Heavy Operations Squadron, Engineer (Red Horse)

A member of the 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron uses a motor grader to level soil during a crater repair test exercise

A member of the 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron uses a self-propelled vibrating roller to compress soil during a crater repair test

Members of the 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron use a tractor towing a roller to compress soil during a crater repair test exercise

A member of the 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron operates a light bulldozer during a crater repair test exercise

TSGT Thomas P. Ward, 31st Civil Engineering Squadron fire department, Homestead Air Force Base, Fla., operates the pump on the F-7 runway foamer while TSGT James W. Palmer, 23rd Civil Engineering Squadron, England Air Force Base, La. operates the turret during exercise BRIGHT STAR '80

AMN Mike Dempsey, Red Horse Team, 554th Civil Engineer Squadron, helps put up tents during the Joint Chiefs of STAFF Exercise Team Spirit '81

AMN Mike Dempsey, Red Horse Team, 554th Civil Engineer Squadron, helps put up tents during the Joint Chiefs of STAFF Exercise Team Spirit '81

Approved insignia for: 833rd Civil Engineering Squadron

Members of the 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron use a bulldozer to clear an area for construction during Operation OCEAN VENTURE '84

Official emblem for the 2853rd Civil Engineering Squadron

Official emblem for the 23rd Civil Engineering Squadron

Sergeant (SGT) Aaron Myles of the 2853rd Civil Engineering Squadron, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, cleans cooking utensils during a Prime Beef competition

Members of the 2853rd Civil Engineering Squadron, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, carry the top section of a hard backed tent during a Prime Beef competition

A chemical control area assistant instructs STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Ivory Robinson, 23rd Civil Engineering Squadron (left), on the proper wearing of chemical warfare protection clothing during a chemical warfare drill

Members of the 2853rd Civil Engineering Squadron rapid runway repair team finish repairing a bomb crater in the runway by spreading rocks throughout the hole during Exercise SALTY DEMO'85. SALTY DEMO'85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

Members of the 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron drill a well to supply water for forces participating in the multinational joint service Exercise BRIGHT STAR '85

Members of the 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron change pipes on a well drilling rig. Water from the well will be used by forces participating in the multinational joint service Exercise BRIGHT STAR '85

AIRMAN 1ST Class (A1C) Fred Bozic, 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron, labels mud samples to chart well drilling progress. Water from the well will be used by forces participating in the multinational joint service Exercise BRIGHT STAR '85

Members of the 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron change pipes on a well drilling rig. Water from the well will be used by forces participating in the multinational joint service Exercise BRIGHT STAR'85

A member of the 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron discusses the well drilling process with MAJ. Abdul Kader, chief engineer for the Cairo water system. The water from the well will be used by forces participating in the multinational joint service exercise Bright Star `85

Approved insignia for: 173rd Civil Engineering Flight

AIRMAN (AMN) First Class Mark Starr, a surveyor with the 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron, uses a theodolite to determine the parameters for the base site to be used by Red Horse personnel during Exercise SHADOW HAWK'87, a phase of BRIGHT STAR'87. The US

AIRMAN (AMN) First Class Mark Starr, a surveyor with the 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron, uses a theodolite to determine the parameters for the base site to be used by Red Horse personnel during Exercise SHADOW HAWK'87, a phase of BRIGHT STAR'87. The US

Members of a firefighting team conduct a flight line check on a T-38 Talon aircraft during an 833rd Civil Engineering Squadron exercise

Members of a firefighting team position a ladder and hose during an 833rd Civil Engineering Squadron exercise

Members of a firefighting rig a litter during an 833rd Civil Engineering Squadron exercise

A fireman converses with the pilot of a T-38 Talon aircraft on the flight line during an 833rd Civil Engineering exercise

Members of a firefighting team conduct a simulated rescue operation during an 833rd Civil Engineering Squadron exercise

Members of a firefighting team rig a litter during an 833rd Civil Engineering Squadron exercise

Approved insignia for: 343rd Civil Engineering Squadron

Official Insignia for: 933rd Civil Engineering Squadron

A Case W24C bulldozer moves dirt and sod while clearing an area for the tent city. Members of the 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron are participating in a week-long field training and convoy security exercise

Members of the 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron unload runway repair plates during a week-long field training and convoy security exercise

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft participates in a simulated bombing attack on a tent city during a week-long field training and convoy security exercise by members of the 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron

A dump truck unloads dirt during the 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron's week-long field training and convoy security exercise

Members of the 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron construct the framework for bunkers and shower facilities during a week-long field training and convoy security exercise

A simulated casualty has his broken leg set after a mock bombing attack on a tent city during a week-long field training and convoy security exercise by members of the 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron

A silhouetted view of a member of the aggressor squad firing on a convoy with an M60 machine gun during a week-long field training and convoy security exercise conducted by members of the 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron

AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Paul Yount uses an air jack hammer to drive large stakes which hold a mobile aerial arresting system barrier in place. Members of the 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron are participating in a week-long field training and convoy sec

A member of the 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron (CES) takes a break as construction of a tent city gets underway. The 823rd CES is participating in a week-long field training and convoy security exercise

Members of the 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron begin unloading equipment and supplies for constructing the tent city during a week-long field training and convoy security exercise

Colored smoke simulates a bombing attack conducted by an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft on a tent city during a week-long field training and convoy security exercise by members of the 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron

A member of the aggressor squad sets a booby trap prior to a convoy ambush during a week-long field training and convoy security exercise conducted by members of the 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron

Members of the 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron wash their dishes after a steak dinner during the last day of a week-long field training and convoy security exercise

A Case W24C bulldozer unloads dirt into a dump truck during the 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron's week-long field training and convoy security exercise

A member of the aggressor squad opens fire on a convoy with an M60 machine gun during a week-long field training and convoy security exercise conducted by members of the 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron

A simulated casualty has his broken leg set after a mock bombing attack on a tent city during a week-long field training and convoy security exercise by members of the 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron

AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Paul Yount uses an air jack hammer to drive large stakes which hold a mobile aerial arresting system barrier in place. Members of the 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron are participaing in a week-long field training and convoy secu

A Case W24C bulldozer moves dirt and sod while clearing an area for the tent city. Members of the 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron are participating in a week-long field training and convoy security exercise

STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Scott R. Runyan uses a right angle prism to sight in the locations for the airfield barriers during a week-long field training and convoy security exercise by members of the 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron

Explosives are detonated at the end of a runway during a rapid runway repair exercise. Members of the 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron are participating in a week-long field training and convoy security exercise

AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Donald Ruy fills a 1,500-gallon bladder with water from a nearby stream. The water is processed through a purification system and will be used by members of the 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron during a week-long field training a

Members of a convoy security team put on nuclear-chemical-biological gear and prepare to return fire against members of the aggressor squad during a week-long field training and convoy security exercise conducted by members of the 823rd Civil Engineering

Steaks sizzle on a grill in a mobile kitchen trailer during the last day of the week-long field training and convoy security exercise conducted by members of the 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron

An Air Force firefighter from the 63rd Civil Engineering Squadron covers his face with the collar of his shirt to filter out the debris being whipped through the air by the rotor wash of a helicopter landing nearby. Firefighters from Norton Air Force Base

Rodney Stemen, right, lead firefighters from the 63rd Civil Engineering Squadron, passes along some information to Division CHIEF Gene Brooks, the civilian firefighter in charge of the Brush Fire Strike Force. Air Force firefighters from Norton Air Force

An Air Force firefighter from the 63rd Civil Engineering Squadron watch from beside their P8 fire truck as a Bell Model 205 helicopter from a civilian agency lowers a water container to the ground. The Air Force firefighters from Norton Air Force Base are

AIRMAN First Class Phillip Rice, center, a firefighter with the 63rd Civil Engineering Squadron, discusses the Lytle Creek brush fire with a firefighter from the California Department of Forestry. Air Force firefighters from Norton Air Force Base were cal

A massive cloud of smoke marks the progress of the Lytle Creek brush fire as it burns along a ridge in the San Bernardino Mountains. Firefighters from the 63rd Civil Engineering Squadron at Norton Air Force Base have been called in to help battle the blaz

A firefighter opens a filler valve on an Air Force P-8 fire truck before filling the truck's water tank from a fire hydrant at Etiwanda High School, one of the Brush Fire Strike Force's staging areas. Air Force firefighters from the 63rd Civil Engineering

A member of the 833rd Civil Engineering Squadron inspects an electrical wire during the airfield lighting event, part of the civil engineering/services competition Readiness Challenge '90

Members of the 833rd Civil Engineering Squadron race to put down AM-2 runway matting during the civil engineering/services competition Readiness Challenge '90. The airmen are wearing nuclear-biological-chemical warfare gear

A member of the 833rd Civil Engineering Squadron shouts instructions to his team mates during the airfield lighting event, part of the civil engineering/services competition Readiness Challenge '90

Members of the 833rd Civil Engineering Squadron inspect equipment prior to taking part in the airfield lighting event, part of the civil engineering/services competition Readiness Challenge '90

A member of the 833rd Civil Engineering Squadron connects fittings for AM-2 runway matting during the civil engineering/services competition Readiness Challenge '90. The airman is wearing nuclear-biological-chemical warfare gear

Approved insignia for: 923rd Civil Engineering Squadron

Members of the 653rd Civil Engineering Squadron construct the top for a hard-back building that will be used in an operational readiness inspection

Members of the 653rd Civil Engineering Squadron construct the wall for a hard-back building that will be used in an operational readiness inspection

Members of the 653rd Civil Engineering Squadron construct the frame for a hard-back building that will be used in an operational readiness inspection

Approved Insignia of the 509th Civil Engineer Squadron

Approved insignia for the 3380th Civil Engineer Squadron

Approved Insignia of the 16th Civil Engineer Squadron

Approved Insignia of the 39th Civil Engineer Squadron

Approved insignia for the 325th Civil Engineer Squadron

Approved Insignia of the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron

To ward off the cold chill during the 11th Civil Engineer Squadron week-long field training exercise, a technician lights each heater in all of the tents

Carpenters from the 11th Civil Engineer Squadron from Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, DC finish their portable shower frame to be used during their field training exercise

The setting up of camp was made easier by the help of a forklift on the first day of the field training exercise for the 11th Civil Engineer Squadron from Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, DC

The troops from the 11th Civil Engineer Squadron, Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, DC unload one of the twenty-three trucks for a week long field training exercise

A retreat ceremony is held at sundown to signal the end of the first day of training during field training exercise of the 11th Civil Engineer Squadron from Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, DC

A morning briefing is given by MASTER SGT. Ceaser Nieves, the First Sergeant of the 11th Civil Engineer Squadron from Washington, DC during their field training exercises

Members of the 11th Civil Engineer Squadron from Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, DC learn to operate a forklift in an open field

CAPT Shyack gives a "war time" worship service to troops from the 11th Civil Engineer Squadron, Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, DC during their field training exercise

Approved Insignia for the 315th Civil Engineer Squadron. Exact Date Shot Unknown

A linesman from Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, DC climbs a telephone pole during a field training exercise for the 11th Civil Engineer Squadron

Wearing fire protective gear SSGT Jim Harrenston and SRA Marcus Millinton, from the 366th Civil Engineer Squadron/Civil Engineer Flight (CES/CEF), Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho approach a simulated burning F-16 aircraft, looking for a safe way to extract the pilot. They are participating in an Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI), designed to test a unit's ability to operate in a simulated wartime environment. Exact Date Shot Unknown

Air Force Organizational Emblem. 14th Civil Engineer Squadron Exact Date Shot Unknown

Air Force Organizational Emblem. 27th Civil Engineer Squadron Exact Date Shot Unknown

AIR FORCE ORGANIZATIONAL EMBLEM 85th Civil Engineer Squadron Exact Date Shot Unknown

AIR FORCE ORGANIZATIONAL EMBLEM 314th Civil Engineer Squadron Exact Date Shot Unknown

A member of the 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Florida, tests the drinking water at Tuzla West, a sub-unit located on the grounds of Tuzla AB, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Air Force members from the 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Florida, lay plastic liner over a tent structure that will be used by deployed troops supporting Operation Joint Endeavor. (Substandard image)

While participating in Operation Joint Endeavor, SENIOR AIRMAN James Turner, 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Florida, lays plastic liner over a tent structure that will house troops deployed to Tuzla AB

Members of the 21st Civil Engineer Squadron, Peterson AFB, Colo. quickly assemble AM1 matting. This matting is used by Rapid Runway Repair teams to repair runways damaged by bomb attacks. They were participating in the 21st Space Wing's Operational Readiness Inspection that was conducted at Cheyenne Mountain Air Station and Peterson AFB, Colo., 13 to 17 February 1996. The Inspector General's Team tested their ability to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robbery, terrorism, and communication disruptions

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